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Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality. This weekly "love-hate relationship of the air" features three of the most insightful news analysts anywhere.

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Program Details

Host

Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer (Left) is Editor of the Webby Award-winning political website TruthDig.com. He was a national correspondent and columnist for 19 years at the Los Angeles Times where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Currently a columnist represented by Creators Syndicate, Scheer is a clinical professor in communications at the University of Southern California.  He has authored eight books, including The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street, and The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America.

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Laura Dine Million

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